Hard third day of racing for young sailors competing at European Laser under 21 Championships & Trophy 2017 in Douarnenez, France. Strong wind with +35 knots on gusts made Race Committee to send everybody ashore after first race. 5 races are counting now on scores, with a single discard.
European Laser U21 championships – Day 3 – Girl’s results
Good day for girls leading Radial competition, showing great performance on different sailing conditions. Irish sailor Aoife Hopkins IRL (3-1-
4-1-3) continues to lead with 8 points, now followed by Aisling Keller IRL (4- 8-1-3-2) and Clementine Thompson GBR ( 8-5-3-2-1) with 10 and 11 points respectively. Russian sailor Mariia Kislukhina RUS (2- 13-2-4-6) is fourth with 14. Fifth place now for Laura Oliva Vidal ESP (1-2-5- 7-7) with 15.
“Today was a windy but successful day for us Irish Girls at the half way point of the event! I’m still in 1st following a 3rd today and Aisling has moved up to second. 3 more days to go” said Aoife on her Facebook page.
European Laser U21 championships – Day 3 – Boy’s results
Boy’s competition continues to be tighten on top. British sailor Sam Whaley GBR (3-1-
UFD-1-1) is leading now Standard championship with 6, followed 2 points behind by Joel Rodriguez Perez ESP (1- BFD-3-1-3) and Daniel Whiteley GBR (2-1-2- 3-3). Daniel is currently discarding just a 3rd place so he has an avail there.
Jonathan Vadnai HUN (4-
9-1-2-2) and Jakub Rodziewicz POL (3-4-1-2- 6) are also really close with 9 and 10 points respectively.
Omer Boaz Golani ISR (6-
17-7-15-4) has taken U19 leadership now with 32 units (14th overall), followed by local sailor Alexandre Boite FRA (9- DSQ-7-14-9) and Stephan Kunath BRA ( 21-14-2-9-18), with 39 and 43 points respectively.
The European Laser under 21 Championships & Trophy 2017 are facing now finals so stay tune!
By Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Photo: Simon Jourdan.